Winners of both Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2010 and The Musical Comedy Awards 2010, Abandoman create hilarious musical sketches (one rapping, one on guitar) at lightning speed live in front of their audience.
No two gigs are ever the same.
The Irish improvising hip-hop duo, sees frontman Rob Broderick and multi-instrumentalist James Hancox reinventing hip hop in a way that appeals to all age groups.
Abandoman are are regular performers on the Now Show and The Vote Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and regular contributors to the Chris Hawkins Breakfast Show (BBC 6 Music).
The group recently sold out their entire 28-day run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where they were also invited to perform alongside Jimmy Carr, John Bishop, Brendan Burns, Rich Fulcher and many others.
Abandoman have played festivals such as Glastonbury, V Festival, Bestival, Latitude, Altitude (in the French Alps) and Rockness, have performed at the 2010 Brits After-party, Daisy Lowes 21st Birthday party and have opened for numerous comedy and music acts (recent acts include Micky Flanagan, on his current UK tour, and DJ Yoda).
"Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile. Nothing short of genius." - Chortle.co.uk
"Truly innovative" - The Guardian
"The most original act we've seen in a long time. Go and see them." - Maxim.co.uk
"Killer punchlines. Note-perfect, lyrically mind-blowing hip-hop improv. Genius!" - The Stage
"A star of the future!" - Time Out
"A freestyle talent that is unparalleled anywhere in the market. No two shows could ever be the same as they pick out audience members and freestyle about them, with comedic timing and witty rhyming that's so impressive it could've been scripted." - The Independent
"Abandoman are awesome; the next big thing in Irish comedy." - Andrew Maxwell, Comedian
"Stole the show...a revelation and a first in live comedy"
- Evening Herald, Ireland
"As inspiring in its simplicity as it is mind-blowing in its complexity: a must see." - Spoonfed.co.uk
"An incredible rap featuring my friend Siobhan and Toby"